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EBT Abuse: The Cash-for-Drunkards Program

AuntAllisonWillBeThere Wrote: Jan 11, 2013 10:00 AM
Beer costs less than snacks. I wish I drank beer...but it's too slow a buzz for me and way too calorie-laden. Straight vodka or at worst, a bottle of wine, is a much nicer way to get those warm fuzzies going.
jazzmanJim Wrote: Jan 11, 2013 10:06 AM
I don't have any problem with someone legally having a drink. My problem is with my tax dollars paying for someone to have one.

Way to miss my point.
From New York to New Mexico and across the dependent plains, welfare recipients are getting sauced on the public dime. Drunk, besotted, bombed. But while politicians pay lip service to cutting government waste, fraud and abuse, they're doing very little in practice to stop the EBT party excesses. Where's the compassion for taxpayers?

You see the signs everywhere: "We accept EBT." Fast-food restaurants do. Clothing retailers do. Auto repair shops, liquor stores and even sushi joints are joining the club. "EBT" stands for the federal government's electronic benefits transfer card, which is intended to provide poor people with food stamps and cash...